05/11/16 – El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
Lights is someone I’ve had my eyes and ears on since the MySpace days of middle school. My expectations were high walking into the show, and she blew them all out of the water in the most unconventional way. Coming out to a full orchestra and dreamy mood lighting, Lights settled in on a stool at the front of the stage, dawning an acoustic guitar, and strummed along to an accompaniment of soft piano keys and light violin. Her entire set was a stripped down, acoustic, emotional arrangement of her top hits from her entire music career. The show wasn’t what I had anticipated at all, but after every song finished and I just wanted more.